DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.31122022
South Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 036, October 1985

The first objective of this cruise was to establish, by means of surveying and trawling between 200m and 500m water depths, the feasibility of extending the hake biomass surveys to the South Coast. The area 20 E to 25 E, from 75m to 200m water depths, has already been covered during biomass surveys by Japanese research vessels, accompanied on each occasion by one of the Institute's scientists. The feasibility of trawling shallower than 200m in this region, albeit with heavy gear, has thus...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.28122022
West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 028, January 1985

The objectives of this cruise were to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle and the environment of hake and other demersal species; to compare trawling results of R.S. Africana with those of the Chicha Touza, the Spanish trawler used for similar surveys; to carry out acoustic target identification of mesopelagic species using RMT 8 nets and to retrieve two current meter arrays deployed during Voyage 025.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.01872023
South Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 048, September 1986

The objective of the cruise was to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake, sole and other trawl target species; an investigation of the environment and interrelationships of hake and other demersal species in various depth strata; to investigate the occurence, distribution and abundance of squid and squid larvae; and to investigate the occurence of linefish species in shallow waters.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.69122022
Raw CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 046, July 1986

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 046. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The West Coast Hake Biomass was carried out on the Africana Voyage 046 from 1 to 24 July 1986.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.57122022
Raw CTD continuous observations from the Spanish-Namibian Environmental Cruise (SNEC) on the Africana Voyage 035, September 1985

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the Spanish-Namibian Environmental Cruise (SNEC) on the Africana Voyage 035, collected between 16 September and 06 October 1985. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objective of this cruise was to investigate the hydrology and plankton of the coastal waters off Nambia between 20 S and 26 S.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.49122022
Raw CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 028, January 1985

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 028, collected between 7 and 30 January 1985. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objectives of this cruise were to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle and the environment of hake and other demersal species; to compare...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.04332023
Processed CTD continuous observations from the South Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 048, September 1986

Here we present processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data collected between 12 September and 03 October 1986, during the South Coast Hake Biomass Cruise on the Africana Voyage 048, in the southern part of the Agulhas Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ACLME) on the south coast of South Africa. Neil Brown MK3 and MK4 CTD instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises between...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.11862023
West Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 075, July 1989

The West Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 075 was conducted from 14 July - 17 August 1989. The objectives of the cruise were to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake in South African waters; to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species; to investigate the environmental and ecological interrelationships of hake and demersal species; to make some experimental trawls in deep water to determine hake distribution limits and...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.25122022
West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 022, July 1984

The objectives of this cruise were to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle and the environment of hake and other demersal species; to carry out acoustic target identification of mesopelagic species using RMT-8 nets and to study the community interactions of fish species in the area.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.32122022
Anchovy Spawning Stock Survey on the Africana Voyage 038, November 1985

The objectives of this cruise were to assess the size of the anchovy spawning stock in Cape waters by acoustic survey and estimation of egg production; describe the distribution and behaviour of other pelagic and mesopelagic fish of commercial importance; describe anchovy spawning patterns and estimate the precision of the parameters used in assessing spawning stock size by the egg production method (sex ratio, spawning fraction, fecundity, mean weight); and to investigate relationships...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.03122022
Shoal Ecology on the Africana Voyage 018, April 1984

The objectives of this cruise were to obtain a broad picture of pelagic fish shoal distribution in relation to the prevailing mesoscale environmental features; to investigate intensively the diel shoal behaviour pattern of anchovy, pilchard and round herring, with particular reference to their feeding behaviour in relation to food supply. If time permitted the plan was to carry the investigation out in two areas of contrasting environmental features ie St Helena Bay and off Saldanha Bay....

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.02122022
Coastal Current Meter Programme on the Africana Voyage 017, March 1984

The objectives of this cruise were to retrieve ten moorings, eight on the shelf and two on the shelf break between Cape Columbine and Port Nolloth; to deploy three moorings in the coastal zone between Cape Columbine and Cape Town; to obtain Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profiles and water samples on a transect bearing 270° from Cape Columbine; to profile currents, make repeated CTD casts and record atmospheric conditions in St Helena Bay as part of a vertical mixing study,...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.26122022
West Coast Physical Oceanography on the Africana Voyage 025, October 1984

The objectives of this cruise included studying shelf circulation in the vicinity of Port Nolloth by placing three current meter moorings across the shelf; exploring the deep circulation in the Cape Basin which is thought to be a driving mechanism for the preponderance of southward flow observed on the shelf by placing a current meter in 3000m of water; recovering one current meter in the Cape Canyon and deploying two current meter moorings and a thermistor string near Cape Columbine and...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.04122022
West Coast Physical Oceanography on the Africana Voyage 019, May 1984

Africana Cruise 019 lasted from May 7 to May 17th 1984 and undertook several scientific tasks. The first part of the cruise was mostly devoted to bathymetric and geophysical (continuous reflection seismic) surveys in the region of the Cape Canyon of SW Cape. These surveys were the responsibility of personnel from the Marine Geoscience Unit of the University of Cape Town, and were done as part of a collaborative project with officers of the Sea Fisheries Research Institute who have an...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.30122022
Spanish-Namibian Environmental Cruise (SNEC) on the Africana Voyage 035, September 1985

The objective of this cruise was to investigate the hydrology and plankton of the coastal waters off Nambia between 20 S and 26 S.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.27122022
Plankton Frontal Zone on the Africana Voyage 027, December 1984

The Plankton Frontal Zone cruise was carried out on the Africana Voyage 027 from 6 to 13 December 1984.

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Processed CTD continuous observations from the Algoa Voyage 234, January 2017

SeaBird SBE911 plus Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises from 2000. Here we present processed downcast CTD continuous data collected, between 13 January and 11 February 2017, during Voyage 234 on the RV Algoa, in the Agulhas Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ACLME) on the south coast of South Africa.

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Processed CTD continuous observations from the Algoa Voyage 241, July 2017

SeaBird SBE911 plus Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises from 2000. Here we present processed downcast CTD continuous data collected, between 12 July and 14 August 2017, during voyage 241 on the RV Algoa, in the Agulhas Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ACLME) on the south coast of South Africa.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.01122022
West Coast Physical Oceanography on the Africana Voyage 016, February 1984

The objectives of this cruise were to conduct torsional vibration trials to meet the requirements of Lloyds, to retrieve and deploy two thermistor chain/current meter moorings and to conduct Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profiling in the area of operations.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.45122022
Raw CTD continuous observations from the Plankton Frontal Zone on the Africana Voyage 027, December 1984

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the Plankton Frontal Zone on the Africana Voyage 027. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The Plankton Frontal Zone cruise was carried out on the Africana Voyage 027 from 6 to 13 December 1984.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000006
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Algoa Voyage 088, December 2000

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 088 in December 2000. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was incorporated under...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000004
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Algoa Voyage 089, January 2001

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 089 in January 2001. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was incorporated under the...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.13492023
Raw underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Basin-wide Array (SAMBA) on Algoa Voyage 265, September 2019

Here we present the 6-second resolution raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 30 September 2019 and 16 October 2019 during the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Basin-wide Array (SAMBA) cruise on the RS Algoa Voyage 265. A SeaBird SBE45 TSG is used to opportunistically collect underway near-surface temperature and conductivity measurements during research and monitoring cruises. Water is continuously pumped to the TSG from an intake located in the hull of the...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.13592023
Raw underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the SEAmester and Agulhas System Climate Array (ASCA) Cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 058, June 2023

Here we present the 6-second resolution raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 20 June and 29 June 2023 during the SEAmester and Agulhas System Climate Array (ASCA) Cruise on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 058. A SeaBird SBE45 TSG is used to opportunistically collect underway near-surface temperature and conductivity measurements during research and monitoring cruises. Water is continuously pumped to the TSG from an intake located in the hull of the vessel, and the observations are...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.13482023
Processed underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Basin-wide Array (SAMBA) on Algoa Voyage 265, September 2019

Here we present the 6-second resolution processed Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 30 September 2019 and 16 October 2019 during the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Basin-wide Array (SAMBA) cruise on the RS Algoa Voyage 265. A SeaBird SBE45 TSG is used to opportunistically collect underway near-surface temperature and conductivity measurements during research and monitoring cruises. Water is continuously pumped to the TSG from an intake located in the hull of...